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What does WIC Provide?

Breastfeeding Promotion, Education & Support

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for the first year of life. The Kent County Health Department WIC program has a Lactation Support Team comprising of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC), Certified Lactation Specialists, Lactation Educators, Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, Registered Dietitians and Registered Nurses ready to assist mothers with their breastfeeding needs.

Many types of breast pumps are also available to be loaned to those who may be having lactation problems or who may be returning to work or school.

Please call our Breast Pump Request Line at 616-632-7019 to leave a message for a member of our Lactation Support Team to contact you.

Contact Us

Health Department


700 Fuller Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Public Health Clinics

(616) 632-7100

(616) 632-7083

Mark Hall, MD, MPH
Medical Director

Adam London, RS, MPA
Administrative Health Officer

Animal Shelter

740 Fuller Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-6:30pm
Closed for Lunch:
Monday-Friday: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Adoptions end 1 hour prior to closing.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

(616) 632-7300

(616) 632-7324

Environmental Health Services

700 Fuller Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 632-6900

(616) 632-6892

Employee Recognition

Nominate a Kent County Employee for Quality Service!